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|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't follow recruiting TOO closely||
I don't follow recruiting TOO closely, I don't get caught up in watching highlight videos, checking the scouting services' profiles, etc. So I didn't realize Martin was a Wes Welker type, gym rat, natural leader, hard working, lunch pail type guy.
I guess I assumed a super-athletic slot receiver type was more of a natural talent, God given ability, rangy build, can't coach speed type.
Excited to see him Go Blue though!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The details are fuzzy||
The details are fuzzy to me, but didn't Pete Carrol's USC juggernaut put a career backup into the League?
Not that it's likely to happen, but there is a precedent for it. It's much more likely, given Harbaugh's QB recruiting so far, that we'll see talent transfer out to greener pastures. Which is fine, too. Ultra talented quarterbacks coming to Michigan isn't a pipeline that is going to dry up any time soon.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||They don't||
I suspect many of them don't. This has all come about because in 2010 the Department of Education, at the behest of the executive branch, threatened to slap schools with Title IX violations and funding cuts if they didn't adopt certain policies. These cases are the result of those policies.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. On all points. I||
Agreed. On all points.
I fully and unconditionally accept that this wasn't the proper time or place, and my apologies for that.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||First of all, I'm NOT more||
First of all, I'm NOT more concerned with men being wrongly punished than women being assaulted. That's a gross mischaracterization of what I said. It is possible to both be opposed to rape AND opposed to falsely branding men guilty of the second most heinous crime a person can commit against another.
Secondly, this is a public university that relies on both federal and state funding. While one may not have a right to due process in the eyes of a voluntary association, one does have a right to equal protection under the law. I'm not a lawyer, but to my eyes being branded as a rapist without due process is a violation of that. I suppose that's a decision the courts will have to make, as there are a number of lawsuits pending from men who claim that THEIR Title IX rights have been violated by these campus “courts.”
Third – When the definition of rape and sexual assault is broadened, as it has been, to include two drunk students having sex you have a further equal protection issue when one of those students is 'guilty' of a crime but not the other.
Finally – This isn't a “slap on the wrist” to these men. Their names will forever be linked to a rape, even if one did not actually occur. Every future employer, future associate, and future partner who decides to Google their name will find search results implicating them in a terrible crime, even though they have never actually been found guilty or even charged with said crime in a court of law. Furthermore, you now have The Association of Title IX Administrators calling on colleges to adopt a policy of including “clear notations on transcripts” of students dismissed for sexual assault by campus tribunals. Essentially blacklisting them from pursuing further education at another institution. https://atixa.org/resources/position-statements/
I realize after the fact that this wasn't the proper time or place for my initial post, and I suppose my reply is in poor taste as well. I apologize to the board for that. Speaking generally on the subject isn't relevant to the case at hand. I don't know the details. I was perfectly willing to just let it go and chalk it up to a case of me needing to think for a minute before pressing “save.” I only type this out to defend myself from the implication that I'm some sort a rape apologist. That wasn't the point I was trying to make in my admittedly misguided post.
Here's a good read i found on this subject. I'm not just talking out of my ass here. http://www.newsweek.com/2015/12/18/other-side-sexual-assault-crisis-4032...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Unpopular opinion RE: Minnesota||
Ten more lives and reputations ruined by Title IX campus kangaroo courts after a prosecutor finds insufficient evidence to charge them with actual crimes through the actual justice system.
I get that sexual assault on campus is a huge issue and I feel for victims, I truly do. No one wants to see another Baylor, ever. However, this is un-American at its very core. Not that I have a better solution, but still...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ecclestone||
I'm casting a write-in vote for Bernie Ecclestone.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||No||
No, we have a game day thread. This is a GameDay thread.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Allegedly...||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Don't go flying off the handle about it||
Still probably not appropriate here, but don't go burning Glen Mason's Hot Wife at the stake just yet.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||This isn't NCAA 14 on your||
This isn't NCAA 14 on your Xbox
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"But muh ESSEECEE strength of||
"But muh ESSEECEE strength of schedule!"
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It was a figure of speech,||
It was a figure of speech, Rainman. Football gods, karma, "general bloodymindedness of the universe" etc.
If you go in to a shell and let a team like Sparty keep clawing back, one fluke play can end up being the difference. It was.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||You're absolutely right||
You're absolutely right. Michigan deserved to lose that game. The fact that the universe saw fit to deliver such outcome in the most grueling way imaginable was a real kick to the fellas, but such is life.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||This just in||
This just in - if you think a representative of your university and its athletic program appearing in a music video alongside drugs and guns might be a borderline dismiss-able offense, you're a racist.
Quality bait though. I took it.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||He absolutely resigned so he||
He absolutely resigned so he wouldn't be fired. By resigning, he wasn't entitled to the buyout. He somehow managed to both save face AND get paid when in reality it should have been one or the other.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I got excited at first||
I got excited at first. I thought it was the full package, games and all. Probably should have known better. The only thing keeping millions of potential cord cutters paying their cable or satellite bills every month is live sports, and you can bet your ass Viacom/Disney/Fox/Comcast know this.
...Maybe in a decade or two?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Uhhhhh guys?||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Hyperbole, I'll admit it.||
Hyperbole, I'll admit it. But...just to be sure I'm not crazy or misremembering things here, I just watched a Youtube video called "Top 10 Niklas Kronwall hits" and I counted 2 or 3 where he didn't leave his feet.
So how about "70-80% of the time they're not clean hockey checks." Better?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Yup, that must be it.||
Yup, that must be it.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Because I prefer clean hockey||
Because I prefer clean hockey hits. Also player safety, both his and the opposition's. He's lucky he hasn't hurt himself.
And yes, I do think this will change him. It's been a year and a half since he's done that, and I think it will be much longer than that before he does it again.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||He checks with his backside||
He checks with his backside and leaves his feet - meaning he has zero control over his body or where the principal point of contact is. Usually it ends up being the opposing players head. This time it was a forearm to the face because again, he has no control over his body at the point of contact.
My concern isn't with what he does (pinching down to obliterate a forward trying to break out) my issue is with how he's always done it. They're never clean hockey checks.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||About time||
About time this happened. Kronwall has ALWAYS checked like a bitch, and even as a Wings fan I'm glad it finally caught up with him - just wish it wasn't for a must-win game.
|2 years 3 days ago||Scrappy lunch pail kind of||
Scrappy lunch pail kind of guy. Real high character, great teammate.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I'm not so sure||
I'm not so sure that's true one way or another. It does, however, sound good for Roquan Smith and that's what's most important here. I'll be happy for him wherever he ends up.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Yeah, fall in line. You're||
Yeah, fall in line. You're not allowed to think that way.
You don't want your reputation, relationships, and employment prospects ruined for simply stating an opinion that goes against the herd? What are you, some kind of coward?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Did you know?||
Did you know that Tom Zibikowski also boxes? Tom Zibikowski is a boxer.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Anyone who doesn't "support||
Anyone who doesn't "support the troops" isn't a real American.
Gtfo with that shit. It's just as as asinine now as it was 10 years ago.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||WELLLLLL||
Hoke is still the coach, Brandon is still the AD. It won't stop until both of those things are no longer the case, nor should it. The fans don't want their discontent "noticed" they want change and they want it weeks ago.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||That's been my pick||
That's been my pick and I've been saying it to anyone who will listen. It's usually met with "who?" He's the next Brian Kelly, and he's not a complete asshole. He's 46, successful and knows the state.
A fiery, young, up-and-comer from Miami(OH) wouldn't be without precedent....